Sunday, November 20, 2016

NCC-Mac November 2016 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

A Non-Reminder: Due to the Season, there are no NCC-Mac Meetings in November or December 2016. Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 26, 2017.

So far this month I have seen only one software update worth mentioning:

Swift Playgrounds 1.1
Nov 17 '16
iOS iPad Education
What's New
• Learn to Code 3 continues the guided learning experience as you help Blu explore the universe
• Hour of Code challenge gives a Byte-sized introduction to the Learn to Code lessons
• Step through your code to highlight each line as it is run
• Learn to Code now includes music and sound effects
• Notifications for new and updated content

Note: Download new copies of Learn to Code from the Featured page to get the music, sound effects, and line highlighting features.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Outline of October 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Music Memos 1.0.3
Oct 04 '16
iOS Universal Music

What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
Brother Printer Drivers 4.1 for OS X
This update installs the latest Brother printing or scanner.

For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#brother

Post Date: Oct 6, 2016

File Size: 243.6 MB

System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
OS X Mavericks 10.9
OS X Yosemite 10.10
OS X El Capitan 10.11
macOS Sierra 10.12
iOS 10.0.3
iOS 10.0.3 fixes bugs including an issue where some users could temporarily lose cellular connectivity. 

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

Post Date: Oct 17, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
Classroom 1.1.2
Oct 17 '16
iOS iPad Education

What's New
• Fixes an issue that in some cases prevented Classroom from discovering nearby student devices
watchOS 3.1
This update includes improvements and bug fixes.
New option to replay bubble and full screen effects in Messages
Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
Fixes an issue that could cause the notification for Timer complete to be delivered twice
Resolves an issue that could prevent Apple Watch Series 2 from fully charging
Resolves an issue where Activity rings may disappear from the watch face
Fixes an issue that prevented Force Touch options from appearing in some third-party apps

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Post Date: Oct 24, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
iOS 10.1
This update includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements and bug fixes.

Camera and Photos
Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta)
People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups
Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app
Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users
Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library
Maps
Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya
Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations
Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes
Messages
New option to replay bubble and full screen effects
Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages
Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen
Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders
Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio
Apple Watch
Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text
Other improvements and fixes
Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories
Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the “Show iTunes Purchases” setting is turned off
Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview
Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard
Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages
Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly
Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text
Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly
Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail
Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched
Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data
Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results
Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls
Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off
Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users
Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

Post Date: Oct 24, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
macOS Sierra 10.12.1
The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. 

This update:

- Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images taken on iPhone 7 Plus
- Improves the compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents
- Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using a Microsoft Exchange account
- Fixes an issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly when using Universal Clipboard
- Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with Apple Watch
- Improves security and stability in Safari

For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT206174 

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Oct 27, 2016

File Size: 1.36 GB

System Requirements
macOS Sierra 10.12
tvOS 10.0.1
Apple Releases tvOS 10.0.1 With Bug Fixes, Performance Improvements

Monday October 24, 2016 9:56 AM PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released a new update for tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10.0.1 comes one and a half months after the release of tvOS 10 and marks the first minor update to the new operating system. tvOS 10.0.1 has been in testing since September 21, with Apple having seeded four betas to developers before releasing it to the public. 

The new tvOS 10.0.1 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System --> Software Update. Those who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to the new operating system automatically. 

As a minor 10.x.x update, tvOS 10.0.1 focuses on performance improvements and bug fixes to address issues discovered since the release of tvOS 10. During the beta testing process, no major outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered. 

The tvOS 10.0.1 update does not include support for single sign-on, a feature that will allow Apple TV users to sign in once with their cable credentials to access all live cable content included in a cable subscription. Apple has said single sign-on will be introduced in a future update. 

tvOS 10 brings improved search, expanded Siri capabilities, a new dark mode, a Continuity option for using the iPhone for text input, automatic download of universal apps, easy access to live TV, and more. For full details on what's new in tvOS 10, make sure to check out our tvOS 10 roundup.
Safari 10.0.1
OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, and macOS Sierra 10.12

Released October 24, 2016
WebKit
Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, and macOS Sierra 10.12
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may result in the disclosure of user information
Description: An input validation issue was addressed through improved state management.
CVE-2016-4613: an anonymous researcher
WebKit
Available for: OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, and macOS Sierra 10.12
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
CVE-2016-4666: Apple
CVE-2016-4677: An anonymous researcher working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative
Security Update 2016-002 (10.11.6)
Security Update 2016-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Oct 24, 2016

File Size: 414.9 MB

System Requirements
 OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Security Update 2016-006 (10.10.5)
Security Update 2016-006 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Oct 24, 2016

File Size: 473.6 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
Pages 6.0.5
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Stability and performance improvements
Numbers 4.0.5
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Stability and performance improvements
Keynote 7.0.5
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Stability and performance improvements
Pages 3.0.5
Oct 27 '16
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Numbers 3.0.5
Oct 27 '16
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Keynote 3.0.5
Oct 27 '16
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
iMovie 10.1.3
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Video

What's New
• Support for Touch Bar on MacBook Pro lets you quickly add video clips to your movie, or use them to create picture in picture, green screen, and split screen effects
• Tap the Touch Bar to play your movie, split a clip, or easily adjust the volume of any clip
• Ability to delete render files to recover drive space
GarageBand 10.1.3
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Music

What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
Xcode 8.1
Oct 27 '16
Mac OS Developer Tools

What's New
Xcode 8.1 includes Swift 3, and SDKs for iOS 10.1, watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

Xcode 8.1 adds support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro:

• Touch Bar displays context-specific buttons when in the Xcode editor, commit sheet, navigator, and Interface Builder
• Debug button in the Control Strip lets you pause and inspect your app while Xcode is in the background
• Interface Builder button updates the frames of selected objects and their children
• Classes in Interface Builder make it easy to add Touch Bar features to your Mac apps
• Touch Bar simulator works on any Mac so you can see how your app works with the Touch Bar
The next meeting will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Apple – October Event 2016

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, October 23, 2016

NCC-Mac October 2016 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, October 27, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

Apple is holding an event the morning of Thursday October 27 to announce a few new products. At this month's meeting I'll be passing on some details of what they announce. Due to the shorter than usual  preparation time I'll be allowed, the format of the slideshow may be "different" than usual. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mac OS Sierra & Quicken incompatibility

I just got a call from a macOS Sierra upgrader that Quicken (unknown version) no longer worked. I had the same problem with my several-years-old Quicken Essentials. Finding out about this kind of problem AFTER upgrading can be a major hassle, to say the least.

<http://roaringapps.com> can be a useful place to check for compatibility issues, but they don't seem to know about Quicken yet.

Quicken 2016 is the latest version, and it had better be Sierra compatible.

I was able to get off easy. I has able to open Quicken Essentials on an older Mac, and export its data in a compatible format. I then chose to jump off the Quicken merry-go-round  altogether and switch to Banktivity (at the Mac App Store)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Slideshow of September 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

…and here's the link to the slideshow of the September meeting.

Outline of September 2016 NCC-Mac meeting

Oops! I forgot (again) to send out the meeting announcement for September. Old-Timers Disease, I guess. Anyway, here's the outline of the meeting:

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Apple Store 4.0.1
Aug 29 '16
iOS Universal Shopping
  
What's New
- Various improvements and performance enhancements.
HP Printer Drivers v5.0 for OS X
This download includes the latest HP printing and scanning software for OS X.

For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201465

Post Date: Aug 30, 2016

File Size: 574.4 MB

System Requirements
​OS X Mavericks and later
Xerox Printer Drivers v4.1 OS X
This update installs the latest software for your Xerox printer or scanner.

For information about printing and scanning software, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201465

Post Date: Aug 30, 2016

File Size: 75.8 MB

System Requirements
OS X Lion 10.7 
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Mavericks
OS X Yosemite
OS X El Capitan
Security Update 2016-005 (10.10.5)
Security Update 2016-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Sep 1, 2016

File Size: 468 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
Security Update 2016-001 (10.11.6)
Security Update 2016-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Sep 1, 2016

File Size: 414.9 MB

System Requirements
 OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
iTunes 12.5.1
Mac:
Now with an all-new Apple Music design which brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience.
This update includes support for iOS 10. It also adds enhancements designed for macOS Sierra including:

Siri. Play music from your Library and Apple Music using your voice. Just ask Siri.
Picture-in-Picture. Watch videos as you multitask and use different apps. Your video floats above your desktop in any corner of the screen.

Windows:
Now with an all-new Apple Music design which brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience.

Post Date: Sep 13, 2016

System Requirements
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
watchOS 3.0
Performance and Navigation
Press the side button to access your favorite apps in the Dock
Apps in the Dock launch instantly with already updated information
Add up to 10 apps in the Dock, control music from Now Playing or launch your most recently used app
Swipe edge-to-edge to quickly switch your watch face
Swipe up from the bottom of your watch face to access important settings in Control Center

Watch faces
New Minnie Mouse, Activity, and Numerals watch faces
Complications now available on Photo, Photo Album, Timelapse, and Motion
New complications including Workout, Music, and Messages
New Face Gallery in the Apple Watch app on iPhone to add and customize watch faces
Discover and add third party complications in the Face Gallery

Activity
Ability to share and compare your Activity rings
Rank alphabetically, or by progress towards Move goal, Exercise goal, steps or today’s workouts
Automatic notifications when a friend completes their rings, finishes a workout, or earns an achievement
Customized smart replies for encouragement or smack talk
New Sharing tab in the Activity app on iPhone to view history

Workout
Quick Start for most commonly used workouts
Multiple metric view, customizable for each workout type
New gestures for pause, resume, and marking segments
Labels for “Other” workouts to keep track of Yoga, Pilates, Cross Training, and more
Auto-pause for running workouts
Siri support for pause, resume, and end workouts
Route maps with speed indicators for outdoor workouts

Wheelchair use
Activity rings optimized for wheelchair users
Accounts for varying speeds, terrains, and pushing techniques
Pushes contribute to all-day calorie goals
Time to roll notification and roll ring
New Outdoor Run Pace and Outdoor Walk Pace workouts

Breathe
New Breathe app to take a moment in your day for short deep breathing sessions
Calming visualization and haptic cues guide you while you inhale and exhale
Adjust session length and breaths per minute
Summary upon completion including heart rate
Time to breathe reminders
Weekly summary

Communication
Expressive Messaging
Full-screen effects to celebrate special moments
Tapback for quick replies to messages, links, and photos
Handwritten messages animate like ink on paper
Send recent built-in or third-party stickers
View secret messages with invisible ink
Scribble
Write words on the display and Apple Watch will convert the handwriting to text
Use the Digital Crown to scroll through predicted options
Available in English (US), Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese
Reply options available in the Messages and Mail notification, including Digital Touch, emoji, and smart replies
New emoji, including gender diverse options to existing characters, single parent family variations, rainbow flag, and redesigns of popular emoji
Emergency SOS
Press and continue to hold the side button to call emergency services
Automatically notify SOS contacts and share your location
Display your Medical ID with information about medications, allergies, and medical conditions
Adjusts the emergency number to your current location

Home
New Home app to control HomeKit enabled accessories
Enable scenes created on your iPhone to control groups of accessories with just a tap
Control favorite accessories from your wrist, even remotely with Apple TV or iPad
Support for IP cameras to see live video in rich notifications and accessory controls

Other improvements
New Reminders app for managing scheduled reminders, grocery lists, and more
New Find My Friends app for viewing location of friends and family
Pay with Apple Pay within third party apps
Delete events and switch calendars in Calendar app
Support for FaceTime Audio calls directly from Apple Watch
Search for Settings in Apple Watch app on iPhone
Camera app controls for Flash, Live Photos, HDR, Zoom, Burst, and Front or Rear facing
Siri support for Spanish (Chile), Chinese (Cantonese - China), English (Ireland), English (South Africa)
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Post Date: Sep 13, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
iOS 10.0 - 10.0.1
Messages
Expressive Messaging
Bubble effects let you send messages loudly, gently, slam or with invisible ink
Full-screen effects to celebrate special moments
Tapback for quick replies to messages, links, and photos
Handwritten messages animate like ink on paper
Digital Touch lets you send sketches, taps, and heartbeats
Tap to replace can emojify your text with just a tap
Rich links show a preview of web pages you share
iMessage apps
New App Store for iMessage
Use the power of apps in Messages to share and collaborate with friends
Download stickers to send and place on text bubbles and photos

Siri
Siri now works with the following types of apps
Messaging apps to send, search and read back text messages
VoIP apps to place phone calls
Photos apps to search for images and photos
Ride service apps to book rides
Payment apps to make personal payments
Fitness apps to start, stop, and pause workouts
CarPlay automaker apps to adjust climate, radio, seat, and personal settings

Maps
All new look
Proactive suggestions for places you’re likely to go next, based on your routine or appointments in Calendar
Improved search with new callout design, clustered results and category filters
Home, work, favorite locations, and locations from upcoming Calendar events are displayed on the map
Displays where your car is parked via CarPlay or Bluetooth
Weather for the currently viewed area
Extensions
Make a reservation within Maps using extensions from participating reservations apps
Book a ride to a destination within Maps using extensions from participating ride service apps
Turn-by-turn navigation improvements
Search along route for gas stations, food, and coffee shops
Automatic view adjustment of the road ahead
Use pan and zoom during navigation
Option to avoid tolls and highways

Photos
Advanced face recognition designed with deep learning to automatically group similar faces together
Object and scene recognition to intelligently search for photos by what’s in them using advanced computer vision that scans your library locally on device
Places album to see all your photos, videos and Live Photos on a map
Memories
Intelligently highlights forgotten events, trips, and people, and presents them in a beautiful collection
Memory movies automatically edited with theme music, titles, and cinematic transitions
Related memories make it easy to rediscover even more photos in your collection, based on location, time, people, scenes and objects
Easily share with family and friends
Brilliance control applies region-specific adjustments to brightness, highlights and contrast

Home
New Home app to securely manage and control HomeKit enabled accessories
Scenes to control groups of accessories with just a tap
Rich Notifications with quick actions to control accessories
Optionally share home access with family and friends
Remote access and automation of accessories with Apple TV or iPad

Apple Music
An all-new design for Apple Music brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience
Navigate your Library with an improved menu and see all of the Downloaded Music that you can play on your device while offline
See recommendations in For You that highlight mixes, playlists, albums, and Connect posts—selected for you based on the music and artists you love
Visit Browse to more easily see exclusive releases, find curated playlists, and discover the most important new releases—picked by our editors each week
Listen to Radio more easily—clearly see what’s live on Beats 1, hear your favorite shows on-demand, or choose a curated station for any genre of music
Play music with an improved Now Playing experience—swipe up to view available lyrics and quickly see or edit songs that are coming up next

Apple News
An all-new design in For You adds bold typography, vibrant color, and distinct sections that make it easier to find stories on specific topics
See the most important stories of the day within Top Stories—updated by our editors throughout the day
Find the most popular stories right now within Trending Stories—selected based on what others are reading
See all of your stories grouped into easy-to-understand sections on the topics you follow or read
Discover the best and most interesting stories of the week within Featured Stories—selected by our editors
Share stories more easily—just tap the icon on any story to send it to a friend right from For You
Receive breaking news notifications from some of your most trusted sources
Subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers directly in News
New personalized Today View widget lets you keep up with the latest stories throughout the day

Experience
Raise to Wake automatically wakes the screen as you raise your iPhone
Rich notifications that support real time information, audio, photos and videos
Today view is redesigned and supports all new widgets for apps like Weather, Up Next, Maps, Stocks and more
Control Center is redesigned with easier to access controls including dedicated cards for music playback and Home
Expanded use of 3D Touch
Lock screen notifications to support an expanded view and access to quick actions
New quick actions for built in apps like Weather, Stocks, Reminders, Health, Home, FaceTime, iCloud Drive and Settings
Home Screen widgets
Control Center for access to quick actions for Flashlight, Timer, Calculator and Camera
Clear all in Notification Center

QuickType
New emoji, including gender diverse options to existing characters, single parent family variations, rainbow flag and beautiful redesigns of popular emoji
Contextual predictions for current location, recent addresses, contact information and calendar availability using deep neural network technology
Emoji predictions
Calendar events are intelligently populated using deep learning technology with information from your conversations in Mail and Messages
Multi-lingual typing now lets you type in two languages at once without having to switch keyboards
Rest & Type on iPad intelligently adapts to your unique typing patterns
Predictive typing now uses deep neural network technology for greater prediction accuracy

Phone
Voicemail transcription (beta)
Spam call alerts with spam call identification apps
Support for third party VoIP apps receiving calls on the Lock screen, including support for Call Waiting, Mute and Do Not Disturb

Other improvements
Apple Pay in Safari
View two pages at once using Split View in Safari on iPad
Notes collaboration lets you invite people to work on your notes together
Markup support in Messages, Photos and PDFs stored in Notes
Bedtime Alarm in the Clock app lets you set a regular sleep schedule and receive bedtime reminders
Health adds support for health records and organ donation (US Only)
Stabilization support for Live Photos for improved camera capture
Live Filters support when capturing Live Photos
iCloud Drive now supports Desktop and Documents folders from macOS
Live search results in Spotlight for Chinese and Japanese
Siri support for Spanish (Chile), Chinese (Cantonese - China), English (Ireland), English (South Africa)
Ling Wai and Kaiti Black document fonts for Chinese
Yu Kyokasho and Toppan Bunkyu fonts for Japanese
New definition dictionaries in Traditional Chinese and Danish and bilingual dictionaries in Dutch and Italian
New keyboard for Spanish (Latin America)

Accessibility
Magnifier now uses the camera on your iPhone or iPad like a digital magnifying glass for real-life objects
New range of display color filters to support different forms of color blindness or other vision challenges
VoiceOver adds a Pronunciation Editor to customize the way words are pronounced, additional voices, and support for multiple audio sources
Additional text highlighting options in Speak Screen and Speak Selection, as well as the ability to speak keyboard letters and predictive typing suggestions to support multi-modal learning
Switch control now lets you control iOS, macOS and tvOS all from the same iPhone or iPad, so you don’t need to configure switches for the secondary device
Software TTY allows you to place and receive TTY calls without the need for traditional hardware teletypewriter accessories

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit:    http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability and http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:  
Post Date: Sep 13, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
iPad 4th generation or later
iPad mini 2 or later
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
Xcode 8.0
Sep 13 '16
Mac OS Developer Tools
  
What's New
Xcode 8 includes Swift 3, and SDKs for iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra.

New in Xcode 8:

• Editor generates docs, highlights current line, supports color and image literals in .swift files, and completes image names
• App extensions enable third parties to add new capabilities to the source editor
• Code signing can be managed automatically or using custom settings
• Runtime issues show alerts to identify leaks, UI alignment problems, or race conditions using the thread sanitizer
• Memory debugger visualizes and navigates the map of relationships among your data and objects at runtime
• Interface Builder gives you pixel-perfect control and preview for each target device, and can edit at all zoom levels
• San Francisco Mono default coding font and new dark Civic theme
• Documentation viewer searches a unified reference library using fuzzy matching, available even when offline
• Accessibility improvements within Interface Builder and throughout the IDE
• Build Siri extensions, iMessage apps, and sticker packs for Messages in iOS 10

New in Swift 3:

• Swift-enhanced API for Grand Central Dispatch and Core Graphics
• Uniform API style across all of Swift 3, including frameworks in the platform SDKs
• Playgrounds support for open source toolchains from Swift.org
• Xcode migrators help move your existing Swift code to Swift 3
• Swift 2.3 aids the transition to Swift 3 while providing access to the latest SDKs
Pages 3.0
Sep 13 '16
iOS Universal Productivity
  
What's New
• Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
- Edit a document with others at the same time in Pages on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com 
- Share your document publicly or with specific people
- See who else is in a document
- See participants’ cursors as they’re editing

• A new format pane takes advantage of the display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro
• Improved downloading – Pages now downloads documents from iCloud only when you’re ready to work on them
• Open and edit Pages ’05 documents
• Wide color gamut image support
• Enhanced keyboard navigation and additional keyboard shortcuts
Keynote 3.0
Sep 13 '16
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
• Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
- Edit a presentation with others at the same time in Keynote on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com
- Share your presentation publicly or with specific people
- See who else is in a presentation
- See participants’ cursors as they’re editing

• Keynote Live lets you present a slideshow that viewers can follow from their Mac, iPad, iPhone, and from iCloud.com
• Highlight with Apple Pencil while presenting on iPad Pro 
• A new format pane takes advantage of the display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro
• Improved downloading – Keynote now downloads presentations from iCloud only when you’re ready to work on them
• Open and edit Keynote ’05 presentations
• Wide color gamut image support
• Enhanced keyboard navigation and additional keyboard shortcuts
Numbers 3.0
Sep 13 '16
iOS Universal Productivity

What's New
• Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
- Edit a spreadsheet with others at the same time in Numbers on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com
- Share your spreadsheet publicly or with specific people
- See who else is in a spreadsheet
- See participants’ cursors as they’re editing

• A new format pane takes advantage of the display on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro
• Improved downloading – Numbers now downloads spreadsheets from iCloud only when you’re ready to work on them
• Wide color gamut image support
• Enhanced keyboard navigation and additional keyboard shortcuts
iTunes U 3.4
Sep 13 '16
iOS Universal Education

What's New
• Share Swift Playground files between teachers and students
• Open iTunes U directly to recently viewed courses using 3D Touch from the home screen on iPhone
iTunes Movie Trailers 1.4.3
Sep 13 '16
iOS Universal Entertainment

What's New
The latest update includes a number of minor performance and stability improvements.
GarageBand 2.1.2
Sep 13 '16
iOS Universal Music

What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
Music Memos 1.0.2
Sep 13 '16
iOS Universal Music

What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
• Support for Bluetooth audio devices 
• Share song ideas using Messages or third-party messaging apps
Swift Playgrounds 1.0
Sep 13 '16
iOS iPad Education
  
Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary new app for iPad that makes it fun to learn and experiment with code. You solve interactive puzzles in the guided “Learn to Code” lessons to master the basics of coding, while additional challenges let you explore code and create programs that are engaging and unique.

Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out, from twelve to one-hundred-and-twelve. The whole time you are learning Swift, a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by professionals to build many of today’s most popular apps. And because it’s built to take full advantage of iPad and the real iOS SDK, Swift Playgrounds is a first-of-its-kind learning experience. 

Lessons built-in
• Apple-created lessons guide you through the core concepts of programming by using code to solve puzzles
• See your code run in a beautiful, interactive 3D world that you can rotate with a finger and pinch to zoom
• Animations introduce each new coding concept at a high level before you dive into the puzzles
• Choose from three animated characters to carry out the steps of your code
• Glossary covers a comprehensive list of common terms, or tap a word in the instructions for additional help

Explore and create
• Challenges encourage experimentation and creativity by playing with game logic, music, and various other themes
• New challenges are released regularly to keep improving your emerging coding skills
• Interactive coding shows the results of your code instantly, either beside the text or acted out in the live view
• Use your own photos, images, sounds, and files within a program to make it uniquely yours
• Templates are a head start to create your own programs that use graphs, graphics, touch, or a chat with the computer
• Create your own playgrounds from scratch to take your coding skills to entirely new places
• Reset any page to start over, or duplicate and rename any document to give a family member their own copy

Built for touch
• Quick Type suggestions for code are so smart you can write entire programs in just a few taps, no keyboard required
• Tap and hold to grab any command and move it around to change the order of your code
• Drag a brace with your finger to wrap a block of code inside a loop or conditional statement
• Drag and drop snippets of commonly-used code directly into your playground
• Tap a number or color in your code to display a pop-up in which to enter a new value or choose from a color picker
• Amazing new coding keyboard has all the common Swift characters, just swipe to pick the alternate symbol on any key

Real Swift and iOS code
• Learn the same powerful Swift programming language used by the pros to create thousands of apps in the App Store
• Access iOS frameworks such as SpriteKit for 2D games, SceneKit for 3D graphics, UIKit, and more
• Your code has direct control of iPad hardware such as the gyroscope, accelerometer, camera, and touch events
• Use Bluetooth APIs to write programs that control robots and other real-world devices with your iPad
• Every concept and skill you learn directly applies when writing real apps

Share
• Send your creations to friends and family using Messages, Mail, AirDrop, or other Share Sheet extensions
• Record a video of yourself coding or running your creation, complete with your own voice narration
• Broadcast a coding session live to the world using any streaming service app that supports ReplayKit
• Homework hand-in with iTunes U makes it easy to bring coding into the classroom
• Turn on iCloud Drive to enable Xcode on your Mac to edit and extend the same documents that are on your iPad
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.21
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X El Capitan:

       • Fujifilm X-Pro2
       • Pentax K-1

For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272.

Post Date: Jun 23, 2016 Sep 15, 2016

File Size: 8.2 MB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11
macOS Sierra 10.12
Sep 20 '16
Mac OS Utilities
  
Siri makes its debut on Mac, with new features designed just for the desktop. Your Mac works with iCloud and your Apple devices in smart new ways, and intelligent capabilities make your photos, music, and messaging even more enjoyable.

Get things done by asking Siri, the intelligent assistant now on your Mac. 
• Enjoy your favorite features from iOS as well as new ones optimized for Mac.
• Send messages, create reminders, search the web, and more while you work.
• Drag and drop or copy and paste Siri results into your documents. 
• Pin Siri results in Notification Center and reference them later.
• Find files, adjust settings, and get system information just by asking Siri.

Copy and paste between your devices with Universal Clipboard.
• Copy a quote, image, or video from an app on one device and paste it into an app on another device.

Automatically log in with Auto Unlock.
• Log in to your Mac automatically when you wear your Apple Watch — no need to type your password.

Enjoy the convenience and security of Apple Pay when you shop on the web. 
• Use Apple Pay to make easy, secure payments when shopping in Safari on your Mac.
• Complete your purchase with Touch ID on your iPhone or with your Apple Watch.

Access files on your Mac desktop from your iPhone with iCloud Desktop and Documents.
• Automatically store all the files on your desktop and in your Documents folder in iCloud, and access them from all your devices.
• Keep the same desktop and Documents folder on your other Mac.

Easily free up space on your Mac with Optimized Storage.
• Automatically store seldom-used files in iCloud, where they’ll be available on demand. 
• Additional tools help you remove files you don’t need, to save even more space.

Get control of your desktop with tabs in apps. 
• Use tabs to manage multiple windows in Maps, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and more.
• Work with tabs in your favorite third-party apps — no developer adoption required.

Keep an eye on the big game or your favorite video with Picture in Picture.
• Float a video window from Safari or iTunes over your desktop as you work.
• Place the Picture in Picture window in any corner, and it stays put when you switch spaces or work in full screen.

Rediscover the most meaningful moments in your Photos library. 
• Enjoy favorite and forgotten occasions from your photo library with Memories.
• View your images by who’s in them. Photos uses advanced face recognition technology to automatically group photos of the same person together. 
• Search your photos by what’s in them, such as beaches, dogs, or concerts, thanks to intelligent search that can recognize objects and scenes.
• Track your photo expeditions across an interactive world map.

Enjoy an all-new Apple Music experience in iTunes.
• Easily navigate your library with the redesigned Apple Music.
• Discover great new music thanks to expert curation and advanced machine learning that give you the best recommendations. 

Liven up your Messages conversations.
• See web content previews and watch web videos right in a conversation.
• Respond to messages with quick, handy Tapbacks. 
• Express yourself with 3x larger emoji. 
• View the stickers, Digital Touch, invisible ink, and handwritten messages that friends send from their iOS devices.

Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages. Some features have hardware requirements. Some features require an iCloud storage plan.
Keynote 7.0
Sep 20 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
- Edit a presentation with others at the same time in Keynote on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com
- Share your presentation publicly or with specific people
- See who else is in a presentation
- See participants’ cursors as they’re editing

• Keynote Live lets you present a slideshow that viewers can follow from their Mac, iPad, iPhone, and from iCloud.com
• Open and edit Keynote ’05 presentations
• Use tabs to work with multiple presentations in one window
• Wide color gamut image support
Numbers 4.0
Sep 20 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
- Edit a spreadsheet with others at the same time in Numbers on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com 
- Share your spreadsheet publicly or with specific people
- See who else is in a spreadsheet
- See participants’ cursors as they’re editing

• Use tabs to work with multiple spreadsheets in one window
• Wide color gamut image support
Pages 6.0
Sep 20 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
- Edit a document with others at the same time in Pages on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iCloud.com 
- Share your document publicly or with specific people
- See who else is in a document
- See participants’ cursors as they’re editing

• Open and edit Pages ’05 documents
• Use tabs to work with multiple documents in one window
• Wide color gamut image support
Safari 10.0 (Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra)
Sep 20 '16

New and Improved
Adds support for Safari Extensions from the Mac App Store
Displays HTML5 video whenever available for faster load times, better battery life, and stronger security
Enhances security by running plug-ins only on Web sites you authorize
Improves AutoFill and adds support for auto-filling information from any contact in Contacts
Enhances the formatting in Reader view
Remembers zoom level for each Web site users visit
iOS 10.0.2
OS 10.0.2 fixes bugs and improves the stability of your iPhone or iPad. This update:

Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working
Resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library
Fixes an issue that prevented enabling some app extensions

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

Post Date: Sep 23, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or newer
iPad 4th generation or newer
iPad mini 2 or newer
iPod touch (6th generation)
Available via OTA and iTunes
The next meeting will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Apple – September Event 2016

Q&A, General Discussion